Community grants


Call for funding applications 2020
Ards and North Down Borough Council has opened its annual funding scheme for local constituted voluntary and community groups. Groups from the Ards and North Down Borough can apply to the following grants funding streams:

1. Community Development Fund 2020-2021 - for help with running costs and/or project costs for a constituted community or voluntary group.

2. Community Festivals Funding (including commemorative events) - financial support to organise local, neighbourhood or large-scale festivals in 2020-2021

Funding Stream Open From Closing date and time
Community Development Grants 20 February 2020 27 March 2020 at 4pm
Community Festivals Fund 20 February 2020 19 March 2020 at 4pm

Application forms, guidance notes and criteria are available below or may be requested from the Community Development Section. A video has been produced to help guide you through the application process: 

Community Development Grants - Video

Community Festivals (Large Neighbourhood) - Video

Community Festivals (Local)  - Video

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE ADDRESS BELOW by the dates mentioned above. Further information is available from:

Community Development Section
16 South Street
Unit 5 Conway Building
BT23 4JT
Tel: 0300 013 3333 or email: